Roseau River Watershed District

Established as Roseau River Drainage and Conservancy District in 1920, it was authorized to function as a watershed district in 1963.  Located in the extreme northeastern corner of the Red River of the North basin, the district subbasin has an area of 1,128 square miles in the counties of Roseau, Kittson, Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, and Marshall.  After leaving the United States, the Roseau River drains an additional 929 square miles within Canada.  The Roseau River follows a general northwesterly course over its entire length of approximately 180 miles.  It crosses the international border at the midpoint of its course and enters the Red River approximately 15 miles downstream from the border.


Established: June 17, 1963 

District Phone: 218-463-0313 Fax: 218-463-0315
Cell: 218-689-6491

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District Mailing Address - 108 3rd Ave SW, Roseau, 56751-0026

District Meeting:  First Wednesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. held at the Watershed District Office located at 108 3rd Ave SW, Roseau, MN 56751

District Administrator:  Tracy Halstensgard, 108 3rd Ave SW, Roseau, MN 56751, Office phone - 218-463-0313, Fax - 218-463-0315, E-mail:, Cell Ph: 218-242-1737

Technician:  Torin McCormack, Cell Ph:  218-452-0179

District Attorney - Michelle Moren

Part of the territory of this District is in Beltrami, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Kittson and Roseau Counties.

2015 Board of Managers

LeRoy Carriere, Chairman
Tony Wensloff, Vice-Chair
Cody Schmalz, Secretary
Aaron Magnusson, Treasurer
Carter Diesen, Manager

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